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how to add UNICODE data in SQL Server database

Posted on 2002-05-08
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Last Modified: 2013-11-20
i have a database application that has a database in SQL Server. i want to add some unicode characters in a column of a table in my database.
the field datatype is NVARCHAR.
but when i add using normal way, it adds ???????? characters in place of actual data.
i am working in VC++, and connected with data base using ODBC.
i am getting unicode data in LPCTSTR.
can any one tell me how to add using ODBC.
Question by:Ultpak
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What programming techniques are you using to access the database?  Are you using CDatabase and CRecordset?

-- Dan

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and i am using the CRecordset functions to access data from database , and insert into database.
i am using AddNew() to add new record.. and then using Update() function to save the values.
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The problem seems to be in the RFX_Text function (the function that transfers data to and from you member variable and the database).  As far as I can tell, it should work fine in you are working with a UNICODE build since RFX_Text provides special handling in that case.

If your program is not UNICODE, then you will need to modify your DoFieldExchange() fn.  You might need to use a CByeArray to hold the data and use RFX_Binary to transfer it.

But you could also try this:

RFX_Text( pFX, "[MyField]", m_sMyField, 255, SQL_WVARCHAR, 0 );

the 255 is the max size, in bytes.  Increase if needed.

You will need special handling to put UNICODE data into a CString that has not been compiled in a UNICODE build.

This form of the CString Constructor allow you to set the string to contain arbitrary bytes (including all of the 0s in the UNICODE):

    CString s( (LPCSTR)L"Here's a UNICODE test", 44 );
    crsMyRecSet.m_sMyField; // just sets the pointer

You need to be careful because many operations will attmept to copy the string and doing so will stop at the first \0.  

-- Dan

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Finalized today, since I can only assume the lack of response means the problem was solved.
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